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“The cold weather is here and we know that people in shelters need more blankets to stay warm” notes Sarah T. of Girl Scout Troop #28935. The girls in the troop taught and led youth from St. Monica Catholic Community’s Youth Faith Formation program to hold a blanket-making bonanza on Sunday, Dec 1st.

“It’s really simple to line up the fleece, and then cut tabs along the edges and tie them.  The blanket is warm and lightweight, and that’s important for shelter families that had to move a lot,” said a youth in the program.

The Girl Scouts and youth were interested in sending hopeful and encouraging messages for the holiday season.  They combined the blanket project with an added activity to make cards for youth in prison or detention. “A simple note of affirmation, letting someone know they are being thought about, that can go a long way,” one of the Girl Scouts added.

The blankets, colorful and sturdy, will be taken by the girls to local shelters, non-profits that serve homeless families.  Each blanket arrives with a hand-decorated card.  The many cards with positive messages will go to Los Angeles juvenile detention center

For more information about this and similar events, email BonPon1912@gmail.com.  To join or volunteer for Girl Scouts, visit girlscoutsla.org.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves more than 40,000 girls in partnership with more than 24,000 volunteers from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles. Through programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoors, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Girl Scouts prepares girls to practice a lifetime of leadership. To join, volunteer, reconnect, or support, visit www.girlscoutsLA.org or call 213-213-0123.

Submitted by Francesca Taylor, Troop Leader #28935

 

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Girl Scout Troop teams up with St. Monica Youth for Service

“The cold weather is here and we know that people in shelters need more blankets to stay warm” notes Sarah T. of Girl Scout Troop #28935. The girls in the troop taught and led youth from St. Monica Catholic Community’s Youth Faith Formation program to hold a blanket-making bonanza on Sunday, Dec 1st.

“It’s really simple to line up the fleece, and then cut tabs along the edges and tie them.  The blanket is warm and lightweight, and that’s important for shelter families that had to move a lot,” said a youth in the program.

The Girl Scouts and youth were interested in sending hopeful and encouraging messages for the holiday season.  They combined the blanket project with an added activity to make cards for youth in prison or detention. “A simple note of affirmation, letting someone know they are being thought about, that can go a long way,” one of the Girl Scouts added.

The blankets, colorful and sturdy, will be taken by the girls to local shelters, non-profits that serve homeless families.  Each blanket arrives with a hand-decorated card.  The many cards with positive messages will go to Los Angeles juvenile detention center

For more information about this and similar events, email BonPon1912@gmail.com.  To join or volunteer for Girl Scouts, visit girlscoutsla.org.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves more than 40,000 girls in partnership with more than 24,000 volunteers from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles. Through programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoors, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), Girl Scouts prepares girls to practice a lifetime of leadership. To join, volunteer, reconnect, or support, visit www.girlscoutsLA.org or call 213-213-0123.

Submitted by Francesca Taylor, Troop Leader #28935

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